Trail Length: 8-9 miles Level of difficulty: Strenuous. Take plenty of water and high- energy food, and give yourself plenty of time to descend before darkness. Altitude range: 7,000 to10,378 (At the junction of La Luz and Spur Trail 84, you can choose to go left to the Sandia Crest House, the highest point in the Sandias at 10,678 feet.) Times to go: Late spring, summer and well into fall. The trail is open sunrise to sunset, daily. Check Current Fire Dangers and Restrictions Careful: Be prepared for unexpected weather changes and a full day of hiking if you plan to reach the crest. Take rain gear and warm jackets, and make sure everyone in your party is physically up to the challenge. Hiking part way and turning around is a good plan when first starting out. Always stay on the trail. Water: 2 quarts per person min. Also take food and snacks for the trip.
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The trail is tricky, some times switchbacks uo the side of a rockslide, Make sure your footware has ankle support.